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adverb first-hand pronunciation in British English

or firsthand first-hand pronunciation in British English /ˌfɜː(r)stˈhænd/

  1. in a direct way from someone who is involved in something

    I got it first-hand from Harry that he’s being promoted.

    1. a.
      in a direct way by doing something yourself

      He wants to see firsthand how the policies are affecting people.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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